- May 23, 2007
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Free speech is never free.
And remember TANSTAAFL.
Some people may not be as well read as you.
TANSTAAFL stands for There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
In other words, everything has a price. People that think that the government should pay for things have to remember that the government has to take that money from someone else to finance what you want.
The phrase was coined in the book "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" By Robert Heinlein. May he rest in peace. I reccomend the book for thinking people.
In the case of free speech, or any freedom, the price is those willing to stand up and fight for them. Those that sit back and complain about how things are running without putting their tender pink butts on the line are selling out the future for their own gain. I think it was Jefferson that said that the tree of liberty requires the blood of patriots to nourish it.